Filmmakers at Burning Bridges & Fifth Column Films have launched a Kickstarter.com campaign to raise funds for a new documentary about reclusive English folk legend Shirley Collins.
Directors Tim Plester and Rob Curry hope to raise $40,000 (£25,000) to complete their film The Ballad of Shirley Collins, which is inspired by the singer's autobiography, America Over the Water, which is scheduled for release next year (15).
According to their Kickstarter.com site, the film will "retell the tale of the famous song-collecting trip she took around the Deep South of America with legendary field-recordist Alan Lomax - a trip on which they uncovered and documented the music that would later inspire the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou".
A spokesman for the film company adds, "We will blend the story of the trip with a celebration of her (Collins') role in the folk revival of the 50s, 60s and 70s, when - amongst many other achievements - she and her sister Dolly produced the era's most defining monuments in their seminal albums Anthems in Eden and Love, Death and the Lady."
At press time, fans had raised over $6,900 (£4,300).
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